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Netflix's Wednesday star Luis Guzman on his onscreen chemistry with Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I’ve been doing this a long time, and she still taught me tricks”: Luis Guzman praises his Wednesday wife Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Catherine Zeta Jones as Morticia Addams
Image credit: Netflix

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, and they’re also hopelessly in love. The Addams Family wouldn’t be complete without Gomez and Morticia Addams, the oddball couple that we can’t help but root for. The Addams Family is currently enjoying a creative resurgence, thanks to the popular Netflix series Wednesday. While the series primarily focuses on Wednesday, her eccentric parents remain a highlight.

Luis Guzman and Catherine Zeta-Jones light up the screen as Gomez and Morticia, and their chemistry is undeniable. Speaking to a crowd at this year's New York Comic Con, Guzman gushed about his onscreen wife. “I have the most beautiful wife as Gomez. It was great working with Catherine. She’s beautiful, and I got to kiss her at the end of all the takes,” Guzman said.

In fact, Zeta-Jones was even able to teach Guzman a thing or two about acting. “She was very giving, she was spot on, she was a pro, and she knew how to work the camera. I’ve been doing this a long time, and she still taught me tricks about the camera. It was an honor to work with her, to be in love with Morticia, because that’s what Gomez is all about. He’s about the love and the passion, and that came very easy for me.”

Gomez and Morticia are far from a traditional couple, but that’s what makes them so special. They are unapologetic in their weirdness, and hopelessly in love. Guzman and Zeta-Jones do a wonderful job of recreating that spicy dynamic, and it’s one of the many reasons Wednesday is a successful series.


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Joshua is a pop culture writer specializing in comic book media. His work has appeared on the official DC Comics website, the DC Universe subscription service, HBO Max promotional videos, the Batman Universe fansite, and more. In between traveling around the country to cover various comic conventions, Joshua resides in Florida where he binges superhero television and reads obscure comics from yesteryear.

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